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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 11, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Aug. 11, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. August 6, 2022. Editorial: Constitutional amendments: W.Va. residents face four questions West Virginia voters will have plenty of decisions to make come Nov. 8, including a growing number of constitutional amendments that have been added to...

Abortion to remain legal in Wyoming while lawsuit proceeds

Aug. 10, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Abortion will remain legal in Wyoming while a lawsuit that contests a ban on the procedure in nearly all cases moves ahead, a judge ruled Wednesday. The lawsuit will likely succeed because the ban appears to violate the state constitution and is vague, Teton...

Sri Lanka introduces reform bill to clip presidential powers

Aug. 10, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's justice minister submitted a proposed constitutional amendment to Parliament on Wednesday that would clip the powers of the president, a key demand of protesters calling for political reforms and solutions to the country’s worst economic crisis. ...

Abrams seeks to invest to build inclusive economy in Georgia

Aug. 09, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams argued in a speech Tuesday that it's time for Georgia to use its budget surplus to invest in its residents, accusing Gov. Brian Kemp and other Republicans of hurting the state by prioritizing low taxes and low spending. ...

Arkansas court asked to put marijuana measure on ballot

Aug. 05, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

Supporters of a recreational marijuana initiative have asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to order election officials to put their measure on the November ballot. Responsible Growth Arkansas asked the court on Thursday to reverse the State Board of Election Commissioners' rejection of...

Iowa abortion provider drops challenge to 24-hour wait law

Aug. 05, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Planned Parenthood officials in Iowa said Friday they have decided to dismiss their challenge to an Iowa law that requires abortion patients to wait 24 hours after their initial appointment to return to the doctor to get an abortion. The case was the center...

Will abortion be on more state ballots after Kansas vote?

Aug. 04, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion opponents were shocked and abortion rights advocates energized by a decisive statewide vote in heavily Republican Kansas this week in favor of protecting abortion access, yet it's not likely to translate into new abortion votes across the U.S. in the November...

Court: Police justified in entering home after seeing flies

Aug. 04, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a murder case that police were justified in entering the defendant's home without a warrant after observing an infestation of flies at a window. The ruling comes in the case of Andrew Samuolis, who is serving a...

Dirty tricks in Kansas via text: Does yes actually mean no?

Aug. 04, 2022 09:49 AM EDT

In the thick of Kansas' contentious debate over abortion rights, the anonymous text messages arriving on the eve of the big referendum this week seemed clear enough. “Voting YES on the Amendment will give women a choice.” The only problem: It was a lie, transmitted by text...